Aerial Responder


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (AC2) None
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Aerial Responder

Creature — Dwarf Soldier

Flying, vigilance, lifelink

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Aerial Responder Discussion

Poaralion on Crested Sunmare WhtRed

2 weeks ago

Hey ! This is a nice deck you have here. The combo between Crested Sunmare and Tilonalli's Skinshifter can be fun - You attack with Skinshifter, it's a copy of Sunmare, so it's a horse, so it's indestructible, so at the end of turn if you managed to gain some life you create 2 horse token. I think you don't have enough way to gain life tho : 4 sacred cat and 2 Huatli ? Meh. Check Aerial Responder for example, in order to switch for the Sunwing. There is also Authority of the Consuls that could be nice in your deck.

khaos2639 on Sheer Ludicrous Amounts of Life Gain

2 weeks ago

Sunatar You are correct.... I don't really have a be-all-end-all strategy. Playing this deck is a lot like watching Phil Davis fight. You don't win. You just annoy them into submission.

Very, very good suggestions overall. I definitely do like the idea of Propaganda. Also, I'll be honest, so far Gray Merchant of Asphodel has been very underwhelming. It's a great card in theory, but most of the cards I have on the field aren't black.... so when he gets played, he's only coming in with 3-4 devotion.

Honestly, the soul sisters are primarily around due to the people I play with. My meta has a great deal of aggro decks, Elves, Slivers, White Humans, etc... so I end up getting ludicrous amounts of life off their creatures instead of my own.

The next round of changes I'm planning on making (with all the amazing suggestions I've received) would probably be something like this.

Remove Authority of the Consuls - Aerial Responder - Gray Merchant of Asphodel - Serum Visions - Ponder - Sword of Light and Shadow

Add:Phyrexian Arena - Sensei's Divining Top - Sorin Markov - Propaganda - Vizkopa Guildmage - Underworld Coinsmith

I've also thought about adding more sacrifice cards like the ones you mention... but the more I think about that... the more I think it wouldn't do well in here... and I'm just starting to build an Athreos, God of Passage deck using all brands of sacrifice shenanigans. My problem there is I don't know as many of the amazing sac cards... so the building is slow going so far.

Sunatar on Sheer Ludicrous Amounts of Life Gain

2 weeks ago

Maybe consider cards such as Reveillark or Karmic Guide to combo out with your Gray Merchant of Asphodel. You'd need a sac outlet (like maybe Ashnod's Altar, or your already in the deck Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim) to make the combo work. But it nets infinite mana for you and infinite life loss/life gain. The previous mentioned cards go infinite with pretty much any ETB effects, so they can combo out with.

I also see you have Ghostly Prison and Norn's Annex, but you're missing Propaganda, which does the same thing to offer that added layer of protection. Also, Archangel of Tithes.

If it were my deck, I'd probably cut cards like Aerial Responder and Nyx-Fleece Ram. Potentially all the Soul Sisters, too; as I feel your deck lacks the creature ramp to truly make those work.

Overall, it's a solid deck, and the life gain could be obnoxious to deal with. But it seems to lack that late game win-con, if you can't get out the combos with Exquisite Blood. It definitely seems like it would be fun to play, though. Cause all you need is to pull the combo off once, and it was worth it.

Please note, you can always make it better with Tutors (and there are a lot in the color scheme) and fetch lands. But that skyrockets the price of the deck, and can be a bit much.

GullyFoyle57 on Blue/White Kaladesh Energy

2 weeks ago

Thanks Deltis! Great suggestions again, I've got a couple of Conviction and Inspired Charge in my jumble of cards at home, so will try that with the Pummeler combo. Pulled a load of Janjeet Sentry in a game yesterday and whilst useful to a point they were never going to win the game. Aerial Responder proved to be an absolute game changer in that instance though, never realised how effective his flying/vigilance/lifelink could be. Thanks for your recommendations, really appreciated.


3 weeks ago

Talk about dedication to a theme! I like it. Only thing is the curve is a bit high. Look at that graph on the right. 2 and 3 should be the tallest, not 4 and 5. I don't know which of your cards are the best up top, but 4 Procession 3 Panharmonicon is slightly high. I would cut the Pans because they don't work with Monument and a lot of other of your cards. To add, would you like Servo Exhibition or would you rather have creatures? Aerial Responder is a good creature for your horses.

Jory476 on Azorius Floaters

4 weeks ago

I mostly agree, but I do like Settle the Wreckage a lot in aggro matchups. They lose can lose a lot of tempo because of it and in a deck with this many unblockable creatures they can lose on the back swing if I can play an anthem card. I think I just need more removal in general. I added Dusk / Dawn for all the popular(Sultai and Temur Energy and God-Pharaoh's Gift ) midrange decks and added Cast Out also for midrange. I would run Fumigate, but it feels a little wrong for this deck since I have no strong finishing creatures other than maybe Angel of Invention and also no great way to refill my board.Authority of the Consuls already provides me with a good sideboard life gain card for Esper/Orzhov Tokens and Ramunap Red.

I feel like if I want a flying lifelinker and I am in white I might as well run Aerial Responder over Aethersphere Harvester, but if I had more 1 drops and less 2 drops I would agree more with the choice.

I do feel like I could go up on lands to 24 for consistency, but for now 22 has been working and I would really prefer drawing action later in the game. So, at least for now I am just going to rely on luck for some good draws. I really wish the Azorius fast lands were in standard right now. The current duels are not good for aggro.

Thanks for the suggestions. I feel like this really helps sure up a lot of popular match ups (sorry for the long reply).

Shabmaster on All-In(sult) - W/R Combo Aggro Deck

1 month ago

Go down the Gideon, Martial Paragon since it is two expensive and ineffective. Go down By Force, or at least move it to the sideboard. Move Authority of the Consuls to the sideboard. Go down the Hungry Flames for another Insult / Injury. You need 1 drop creatures (the mana-curve is a little off, two many three drops). This deck could use 4 Bomat Courier. I think you could lose the Aerial Responder for more Combat Celebrant and Honored Crop-Captain in order to maximize damage. I really like the idea though. Sweet deck my dude.

argj on Sorin's Cruelty

1 month ago

Thanks again demonicgrizzly! I think you're right about focusing on aggro/lifegain/token. Played with the deck again today, and it was slightly better. Got a bunch of tokens out.

So you wouldn't have cards with cmc over three? Or four? I have some spells cmc 4

Call to the Feast

Anointed Procession

Sram's Expertise

I think I should keep those? Put some other low cost in to lower the curve?

I'm not familiar with modern other than that I know what goes in a modern deck. We are some friends that play together, and we play with the cards we got, no rules. But they have played for a long time and have played tournaments.

I would love four of Aerial Responder. But they only had two at the store... I guess I have to buy online. I'm writing a list ;-) I can definitely use a few bucks. But hopefully not all cards at the cost of Fatal Push :-D

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